We haven't done Mt. Pilchuck in quite a few years, somehow we always seem to wait until it's snowy to make our way up there. This time we didn't have any views, but got treated to a wintery wonderland the whole hike up. It's still very fall-like on mountain loop highway, tons of yellows and oranges, so it's fun to pop out of the car at the trailhead and be surrounded by snow. I love how early winter comes to the mountains... crossing my fingers for another year of big snows!!